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Calhoun County, Illinois Facts

Calhoun County

When was Calhoun County, IL Created?
Calhoun County was established on January 10, 1825 from Pike County. This county was named for John C. Calhoun (1782–1850), South Carolina senator and seventh Vice President of the United States .

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Hardin (prior county seats was Gilead from 1825–1847 and Hamburg in1847) also, the county government website is unavailable .

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Greene County (northeast), Jersey County (east), St. Charles County, Missouri (south), Lincoln County, Missouri (west), Pike County (northwest), Pike County, Missouri (northwest)

What cities and towns are in Calhoun County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Batchtown, Brussels, Hamburg, Hardin, Kampsville, Meppen.

What Townships and Precincts are in Bureau County, IL?
Townships and Precincts located in the County include Calhoun County include Belleview, Carlin, Crater, Gilead, Hamburg, Hardin, Point, Richwood.


Calhoun County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Calhoun County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calhoun County vital records can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Calhoun County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.


Calhoun County, IL Census Records

What Calhoun County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calhoun County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Calhoun Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide


Calhoun County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Calhoun County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Calhoun County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Calhoun County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Calhoun County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Main & County Roads, Hardin, Illinois 62047-0486
  • Calhoun County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
    • Phone: 618-576-2351
    • Marriage Records: 1825
    • Birth & Death Records: 1878
    • Land Records: 1825
  • Calhoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
    • Phone: 618-576-2451
    • Probate Records: 1833
    • Court Records: 1825
  • Calhoun County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
  • The county archives of the state of Illinois
  • Local Government Records Database - provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system
  • BLM Land Records

Calhoun County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Calhoun County, IL?
A list of Calhoun County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Calhoun County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Calhoun County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Calhoun County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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